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      02-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #23
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Im saying that it DID FAIL and i had to buy a new fuse box, battery cable plus pay for install... If they refuse to reinburse me we will definately have to go to court... Car shorted on me on the highway twice but came right back on... Then finally there was no power to the vehicle what so ever and i had to get it towed out my driveway

...you don't take it to the dealer to save money but you'll hire a lawyer to sue them for not covering something you did at an independent shop ?
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...you don't take it to the dealer to save money but you'll hire a lawyer to sue them for not covering something you did at an independent shop ?
He is all talk
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      02-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #25
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Why is everyone getting all worked up? Dude had something fail, was out of warranty, had it fixed. Now BMW is acknowledging it as an issue and recalling cars. So dude should be reimbursed, at least for the parts that would be replaced under the recall, assuming he kept his documentation. In a reasonable world it might require a couple phone calls and maybe a fax or two, no need for lawyers at all. Had he not had his car fixed BMW would be on the hook to reimburse his local dealer to replace those parts so it's not like he's shafting them.
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      02-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #26
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Why is everyone getting all worked up? Dude had something fail, was out of warranty, had it fixed. Now BMW is acknowledging it as an issue and recalling cars. So dude should be reimbursed, at least for the parts that would be replaced under the recall, assuming he kept his documentation. In a reasonable world it might require a couple phone calls and maybe a fax or two, no need for lawyers at all. Had he not had his car fixed BMW would be on the hook to reimburse his local dealer to replace those parts so it's not like he's shafting them.
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      02-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #27
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so is the cause of most of those electrical problems we keep hearing about?
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prob not. sounds more like preventative maintenance
I dont think so.

Its a problem with how the fuse box connects. The connection for the wire to the battery can become "loose."

Its been a relatively common issue on these boards, but apparently its common enough to the general population too that BMW is doing a mass recall.
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      02-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #28
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Why is everyone getting all worked up? Dude had something fail, was out of warranty, had it fixed. Now BMW is acknowledging it as an issue and recalling cars. So dude should be reimbursed, at least for the parts that would be replaced under the recall, assuming he kept his documentation. In a reasonable world it might require a couple phone calls and maybe a fax or two, no need for lawyers at all. Had he not had his car fixed BMW would be on the hook to reimburse his local dealer to replace those parts so it's not like he's shafting them.
Thanks alot.. This wouldnt require a lawyer at all... Hopefully a couple phone calls do the trick but like u said its something that the would have to fix anyway so why not pay me back the money for what i spent, especially since it just happened last month on the 18th
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      02-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #29
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...you don't take it to the dealer to save money but you'll hire a lawyer to sue them for not covering something you did at an independent shop ?
U dont need a lawyer to take someone to court
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      02-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #30
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Why is everyone getting all worked up? Dude had something fail, was out of warranty, had it fixed. Now BMW is acknowledging it as an issue and recalling cars. So dude should be reimbursed, at least for the parts that would be replaced under the recall, assuming he kept his documentation. In a reasonable world it might require a couple phone calls and maybe a fax or two, no need for lawyers at all. Had he not had his car fixed BMW would be on the hook to reimburse his local dealer to replace those parts so it's not like he's shafting them.
hey i found this online.....If I pay for needed repairs before a recall is ordered, am I entitled to reimbursement?

Yes, under certain conditions. Manufacturers are required to provide reimbursement for certain costs incurred by owners to remedy safety defect conditions prior to a recall. Vehicle manufacturers are required to reimburse owners for costs incurred to remedy a defect based on either (1) the date NHTSA opens its Engineering Analysis, or (2) one year prior to the manufacturer’s notification of a defect to NHTSA, whichever is earlier. The closing date of eligibility for reimbursement of repair of a motor vehicle is 10 days after the manufacturer mails the last of the owner notices informing owners of a safety defect recall and cost-free remedy. For replacement of equipment, the closing date is either the same as for motor vehicles or 30 days after the manufacturer’s closing of its efforts to provide public notice of the existence of a defect, whichever is later. Documentation of the costs is required for reimbursement. While the current reimbursement policy is a relatively new requirement, manufacturers have in the past often voluntarily agreed to absorb such costs, provided customers could prove the pre-recall repairs remedied the defect in question.
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      02-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #31
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So I should be safe since the production date of my car is 12-27-2006 but it's a 2007?
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Mine failed August 2012 and cost about $700 to repair at an indy. I emailed customer relations, hopefully I can recover my money as well.
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      02-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #33
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Interesting...

Of all the problems discussed at length on these boards, I don't recall anyone ever posting about the issue this recall addresses.

Oh well, it'll be a free car wash if nothing else.
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      02-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #34
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Im saying that it DID FAIL and i had to buy a new fuse box, battery cable plus pay for install... If they refuse to reinburse me we will definately have to go to court... Car shorted on me on the highway twice but came right back on... Then finally there was no power to the vehicle what so ever and i had to get it towed out my driveway
Sounds like you have a case.
People that have had this happen will need to file a claim.

They typically do give reimbursements if you repaired something that was recalled, before the recall happened.
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      02-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #35
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Interesting...

Of all the problems discussed at length on these boards, I don't recall anyone ever posting about the issue this recall addresses.

Oh well, it'll be a free car wash if nothing else.
Dealership is one of the last places you want washing your car lol
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      02-17-2013, 01:26 AM   #36
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really???!!!!! i had this issue month ago and was scary!!! losing all power while i was driving, luckily nothing bad happen to me

i bought the part and i fixed it, can i get a refund for this?
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      02-17-2013, 03:21 AM   #37
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really???!!!!! i had this issue month ago and was scary!!! losing all power while i was driving, luckily nothing bad happen to me

i bought the part and i fixed it, can i get a refund for this?
if u have a receipt they should reimbure you..i had this same problem and ill wait until its a recall to try and get my money back
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      02-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #38
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Great news! The posts about this issue scared me. I remember some poor people on the front end of this trying to figure out the cause and identify a solution. It seemed like a real nightmare.

I have to say that BMW has really stepped up on the things that are problematic on the e9Xs... HPFP, turbos, now this item.

This post should be a sticky.
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I just paid $1,00 to get this fixed a month ago... How the hell can i get my money back? It was done at a indy shop but i have the receipt
Call BMWNA. As long as the receipt is properly itemized and is the same parts/labor for the recall they will send you a check. It happened once with my other car where I paid my usual shop to fix a fuel leak, which ended up being a recall I found about later. I had to get the recall performed again by Nissan even though it was already done by my shop, but that verifies that the recall was done properly. You send in both receipts and receive a check for the amount you paid.

As long as the independent shop didn't botch the job, just bring the car to BMW when the recall starts and they will perform the recall.
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No related News about this in Euroland, at least I have Not found anything

Anyone?
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No recall in Europe so far.
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NHSTA acknowledgement letter

I attached the NHTSA acknowledgement letter sent in response to BMW notice of intent to perform this recall.

My recent experiences, related?, I suspected misfiring, but no codes thrown or warning lights and then as they continued I began to suspect it was not a single cylinder but a significant hot wire or ground somewhere dropping out. Then I noticed my settings in-dash for optional 3-blink turn signals, self locking doors had reverted to default settings....???? Maybe.......
I just hurt to think how long 500,000 recalls will take to execute and I hope all are performed without any serious incidents.
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I just read about this on Yahoo!

I'm not sure if I'm suffering early symptoms: my comfort access keyfob doesn't seem to work 1/2 the time - I thought that it was a weak key fob battery but changed it a few times and it is still weak (e.g. un/locking doors and trunk). Today, even when I was inside the car I couldn't start it until I actually inserted the fob into the slot. Anyone have this also?
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I just read about this on Yahoo!

I'm not sure if I'm suffering early symptoms: my comfort access keyfob doesn't seem to work 1/2 the time - I thought that it was a weak key fob battery but changed it a few times and it is still weak (e.g. un/locking doors and trunk). Today, even when I was inside the car I couldn't start it until I actually inserted the fob into the slot. Anyone have this also?
Here's a link about CA key fob battery. It sounds like your battery in the keyfob needs replaced.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247058
Do you have another key that can test this theory?
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